Last-Minute Gifts for Late Shoppers: Save $30 on the iPad mini 3


Okay procrastinators, your time has come. A small selection of stores are offering Christmas Eve pickup, but you don't want a last-minute purchase to blow your budget. To help you make a last-minute game plan, we've rounded up the best gifts available for pickup.

FYI: Almost all of the deals below have limited availability, based on ZIP code. If you don't see an item listed in stock at your local store, be sure to check alternate locations. Good luck, last-minute shoppers!

Iron ManMarvel Iron Man 3 Figure
Store: Target
Price: $9.99 with in-store pickup
Lowest By: $1
Expires: December 25

Is It Worth It?: You know who hates Iron Man? NO ONE. (Ed. Note: Loki. The Mandarin. Whiplash. Ultron. Just saying.) Whether you give this action figure to a child or an adult, they're sure to be elated. And even though it's a current price low by $1, most stores charge well over $10 for this 12" poseable figure.

Bella WaffleBella Rotating Waffle Maker
Store: Kohl's
Price: $16.99 via coupon code "CANE" with in-store pickup
Lowest By: $7
Expires: December 24

Is It Worth It?: Waffle irons are a staple of the gift-giving season for ... reasons. We don't understand it, either. Regardless, you can rest assured that no one will question finding this Bella rotating waffle maker under their tree. Plus, it's a $7 price low after the coupon above!

iPad mini 3Apple iPad mini 3 128GB WiFi Tablet
Store: Best Buy
Price: $399.99 with in-store pickup EXPIRED
Lowest By: $30

Is It Worth It?: When in doubt, go big. Pick up the WiFi edition of the Apple iPad mini 3 for $400, which is $25 under our mention from two days ago, a $30 current low, and an obvious Editors' Choice pick.

Doc McStuffinsDisney Jr. Doc McStuffins Check Up Center
Store: Toys"R"Us
Price: $29.98 with in-store pickup
Lowest By: $50

Is It Worth It?: Since it's dropped by $50 from list price, this Editors' Choice Doc McStuffins play center will make the perfect gift for any budding physician. It features a working lamp, dry erase board and marker, Robot Ray figure, otoscope, screwdriver, and knee hammer.

Quest Eagle TentQuest Eagle's Peak 4-Person Tent
Store: Dick's Sporting Goods
Price: $25 with in-store pickup
Lowest By: $25

Is It Worth It?: Buying a tent involves a lot of homework and thinking, which is why no one will ever guess that this was a last-minute purchase. At $25, this Quest Eagle's Peak 4-person tent is $25 off list and the lowest price we could find. This waterproof tent includes a rainfly, bathtub-style floor, and room for one queen or two twin air beds.

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